Typing Test: Elephant Trunks

Time: 1 Minute
Skill Level: Beginner

Smelling, drinking, eating, snorkeling, greeting, courting . . . is there anything an elephant’s trunk isn’t used for? This interesting typing test about elephants and their proboscises (er, probosci?) is 187 words long.

This test is rated simple-to-medium in difficulty. You’ll encounter an apostrophe or two on the first line; do you already know where to find the apostrophe key? Here’s a quick tutorial hint for this typing test: The apostrophe is an extension of the home row, directly to the right of the semi-colon ( ; ). You’ll also run into a couple of numbers – that is, as long as you type faster than 50 words per minute.

Remember to press the enter key twice between paragraphs.

You will have a full minute to type the test content. After you click the “Start Typing” button, you can take your time to situate yourself and comfortably locate the home row keys with your fingertips; time will not begin counting down before you actually start typing.

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Typing Test Instructions

  • Click the “Start Typing” button above to initiate your typing test.
  • The timer will count down from one minute after you begin typing. (The timer will not begin before you start typing, so take a moment to relax and focus before you begin.)
  • Type each word as it appears on the screen.
  • Remember, capital letters must be keyed in correctly (use the shift key to capitalize where appropriate).
  • This online typing test will last 1 minute. Type as many correct words as possible.
  • Errors will reduce your net words per minute.

Typing Tip

Posture is a simple key to typing faster. Are you positioned properly to allow your fingers to flow freely over the keyboard? Just improving your posture can help you maximize your peak potential words-per-minute. Sit up straight and square your shoulders to the keyboard. If you are positioned properly, you should feel comfortable just resting your fingers on the home row keys, and you should be able to easily reach every letter. Adjust your position until you can comfortably reach all of the keys from the home row position.


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